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hitchnoun [C]

 us   /hɪtʃ/

hitch noun [C] (DIFFICULTY)

a ​difficulty or ​troublingfact esp. in a ​situation that is ​generallypositive: I ​finally did get a ​joboffer that ​soundedperfect – the only hitch was the ​lowsalary. The ​taping at Channel 4 went off without a hitch (= ​perfectly).

hitchverb [T]

 us   /hɪtʃ/

hitch verb [T] (RIDE)

to get a ​freeride in someone else’s ​roadvehicle as a way of ​traveling: Nancy hitched a ​ride with her husband’s ​cousin.

hitch verb [T] (FASTEN)

to ​fasten something to another thing, such as a ​vehicle: We just need to hitch the ​trailer to the ​car and then we can go.
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hitchnoun [C]

uk   us   /hɪtʃ/
a ​temporarydifficulty that ​causes a ​shortdelay: Due to a ​slight technical hitch the ​concert will be ​startinghalf an ​hour late.

hitchverb

uk   us   /hɪtʃ/

hitch verb (RIDE)

hitch a lift/ride informal to get a ​freeride in someone else's ​vehicle as a way of ​travelling: They hitched a ​lift to Edinburgh from a ​passingcar.

hitch verb (FASTEN)

[T usually + adv/prep] to ​fasten something to another thing by ​tying it with a ​rope or using a ​metal hook: The ​horses were hitched to a ​shiny, ​blackcarriage. We just need to hitch the ​trailer (on)to the ​car and then we can go.
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Definition of "hitch" - Business English Dictionary

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hitchnoun [C]

uk   us   /hɪtʃ/
a difficulty, usually one that is unexpected: a legal/technical hitch The ​airline has been plagued by ​technical hitches and ​staffshortages. The ​steady ascent of the company's ​profits continued without a hitch for an impressive 26 ​quarters.

hitchverb [T]

uk   us   /hɪtʃ/
hitch your fortunes/future/wagon to sth/sb to rely on something or someone to ​bring you ​success: The ​formeroilindustryinvestor has hitched his wagon to ​renewableenergy.
(Definition of hitch from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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